LocalShops1 member and Top Local Chef finalist Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ was recently included in an article about 13 barbecue joins in Florida "that will leave your mouth watering uncontrollably."
We agree, and think Smokin' J's tops the list. Our favorites include the Baby Back Ribs seasoned to perfection with their own dry rub, slow smoked until tender, and glazed with their special sauce; Texas Beef Brisket, slow smoked for 16 (!!!) hours; and Pulled Pork, which features nearly fat free meat, specials sauces, and is smoked twice. And of course the SIDES: baked mac n' cheese, tater salad, green beans, brisket chili and more.
The article was published on the website Only in Your State. Other Tampa Bay restaurants on the list: Al’s Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que in Tampa and First Choice Bar-B-Que, with locations in Brandon and Plant City.
Smokin' J's is at 5145 Gulfport Blvd., in Gulfport, and can be reached at (727) 329-8624 or through their website, smknjsbbq.com.
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